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Nikon Coolpix S32 Digital Camera

$219.74
$119.99 $99.75 cheaper than 48 days ago
Compact Camera 13.2MP 3x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Video quality
Unacceptable noise level
17 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at review sites PhotographyBlog.com wrote that concluded that they would recommend this waterproof camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Eight experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this Nikon camera on average 71%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this camera as outstanding on average. 4 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This puts this digital camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average user review score.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 130 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 7.9MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 90MB. The Coolpix S32 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 25 megabytes) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera take between 120 and 1,119 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Coolpix S32 which takes 220 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Coolpix S32 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Nikon Coolpix S32 has one of the narrower field of views amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average field of view of similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 100%, and the field of views range from 96% to 170%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 150,000 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix S32 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Support

Very Limited Manual Control

One owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Very limited manual control” but even so they still gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.


Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and type is 5.7. The Coolpix S32 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (5.9) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 1x and 7.1x, and the average optical zoom is 4x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S32 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2x, the biggest is 16x, and the average digital zoom is 5.7x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S32 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon AW130, or the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4mm to 200mm. At only 90 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix S32 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras of this age and type, the Nikon Coolpix S32's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 30 millimeters is one of the longest. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 4.5mm and the longest is 35mm.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix S32 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125 and 1600 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a tripod mountable.

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Design

Has a Shock Resistant

The Coolpix S32 has a shock resistant. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a shock resistant.

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Nice Design

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S32 continues the sleek, good looking waterproof cameras in the S range” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Even More Waterproof

Seven owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago Techradar wrote “Even more waterproof” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Digitalversus.com said “For some reason, Nikon is the only brand that sells a waterproof compact camera specifically targeted towards families” yet they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com scored it 70 out of 100 and said on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S32 is an easy to use waterproof camera”.

Four people who bought the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Techradar wrote “Shockproof and family friendly” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Techradar also wrote “Waterproof up to 10m Shockproof from up to 1.5 m” in their review. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote three years ago “Is shockproof to 1.5m, compared to 5m / 1.3m on its predecessor”.

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Hip Vormgegeven, Gemakkelijk Te Bedienen Interface, Robuust, Wateren Stofdicht, Aantrekkelijk Geprijsd

Five customers reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use. Matthew Green said on Amazon “Brilliant little camera, easy to use and great for taking underwater pictures”. T J Merrick wrote on Amazon two years ago “Simple to use, good results for a camera at this price” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good interface. Techradar rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Hip vormgegeven, gemakkelijk te bedienen interface, robuust, wateren stofdicht, aantrekkelijk geprijsd”.

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Waterproof

The Coolpix S32 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also are waterproof.

We compared this digital camera to all the other waterproof digital cameras and we think the Nikon AW130 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Dustproof

The Coolpix S32 is dustproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also are dustproof.

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Video Quality

Three customers mentioned that this digital camera was not good quality. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Picture quality when zoomed in”. Techradar also said “Underwhelming image quality” in their review.

Average Waterproof Up to

At 10 meters, the Coolpix S32 has a pretty typical waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 10m waterproof digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher waterproof up to that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (15m) which is also higher rated.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S32 has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix S32 has a battery charger included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S32 has a hand strap. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S32 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S32 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon AW130, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which has better reviews.

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Only 2272 X 1704 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S32 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a 2272 x 1704 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have a still image resolution(s) of 4160 x 3120 and 1600 x 1200. The still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Good Quality Lens

Two customers wrote that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “It remains one of the cheapest waterproof cameras on the market with optical zoom, so it's ideal for family trips to the pool or holidays” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their Nikon Coolpix S32 review on PhotographyBlog.com also three years ago “Featuring a fully internal 3x optical zoom and 13 megapixel sensor”.

Full HD Video Recording

Three people who purchased the product considered that it was good for video recording. Techradar said “Full HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera.

13Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Four owners who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Techradar mentioned “13Megapixel CMOS sensor”. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “Nikon stepped things up compared to the previous models by adding a 13 Mpx CMOS sensor and Full HD video” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Three years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “This new model now has a 13 megapixel sensor, is waterproof to 10m” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Two owners who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago R. Caetano wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good camera for a pool, for sea it needs a lot of light to get good pictures so I cannot recommend it for sea” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Audio

Noisy Images At is 400

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Techradar wrote “Noisy images at IS 400” but they rated the product 70 out of 100.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S32 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Techradar wrote “Noisy images at IS 400” but they rated the product 70 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Fun, Simple Body

Two customers considered that it was compact. One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Two years ago Techradar wrote “Fun, simple body” in their Nikon Coolpix S32 review and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Average Weight

With a weight of 175 grams, the Coolpix S32 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix S32 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S32 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. In addition, this Nikon digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S32 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna852e1
Barcodes 00018208939411, 00018208939459, 00018208939497, 00018208939527, 00018208997435, 00018208997459, 00018208997527, 00018208997534, 00018208997541, 00018208997558, 00616348082044, 00616348082051, 02003032983004, 05054230628478, 05054230628485, 05712505146736, 08033737553459, 08033737553466, 08033737553473, 08033737553480

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